PHOTO GALLERY: Rev. Billy Graham through the years

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  • FILE - In this June 27, 1954 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham speaks to over 100,000 Berliners at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

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    FILE - In this Oct 26, 1994 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham begins his sermon in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

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    FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

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    FILE - In this May 31, 2007 file photo, Billy Graham speaks as his son Franklin Graham, right, listens during a dedication ceremony for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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    FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1961 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham, left, talks with President John F. Kennedy during a call at the the White House in Washington. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

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    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1971 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham and President Nixon wave to a crowd of 12,500 at ceremonies honoring Graham at Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

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    FILE - In this May 10, 1966 file photo, President Lyndon Johnson presents the Man of the Year award of the Big Brothers organization to evangelist Billy Graham at the White House in Washington. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

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    FILE - In this July 7, 1954 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham poses with his his wife, Ruth, and their three daughters on the Queen Mary following his arrival in New York. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99.(AP Photo)

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    FILE - In this June 27, 1954 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham speaks to over 100,000 Berliners at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

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    Billy Graham with his son, Franklin, before a 1994 crusade. Franklin will succeed his father. (Christopher A. Record/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    In an overflow area on Mint Street, from left, Paula and William Childres stand with their arms around each other and listen to the Rev. Billy Graham on the big screen during a September 29, 1996 event. (Diedra Laird/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Evangelist Billy Graham waves to the choir at a Sunday evening service at Ericsson Stadium, closing his four-day crusade in September 1996. (Christopher A. Record/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Billy Graham at 6 months old with his mother, Morrow, at the family farm. (Graham archive)

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    "I want us to get our eyes on Jesus this week," evangelist Billy Graham urged in September 1996. (Bob Leverone/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Billy Graham presents Pope John Paul II with a handmade N.C. quilt at the Vatican in January 1990. (Handout/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Billy Graham with President Gerald R. Ford in an undated photo. (Graham archive/TNS)

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    Billy Graham with President Dwight D. Eisenhower in an undated photo. (Graham archive/TNS)

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    Billy Graham with President Lyndon B. Johnson in an undated photo. (Graham archive/TNS)

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    Billy Graham visiting injured troops during his 1966 trip to Vietnam. Graham was an early supporter of U.S. involvement in the war. (Graham archive/TNS)

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    Billy Graham's 1949 Los Angeles revival tent. (Graham archive/TNS)

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    Billy Graham in December 1959 in Miami, Fla. (Ray Fisher/Miami Herald/TNS)

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    Dr. Billy and Ruth Graham in 1958. (Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Billy Graham and President Bill Clinton talk before Graham's address on May 2, 1996. (Gary O'Brien/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Billy Graham and President John F. Kennedy in October 1966. (Handout/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Undated photo of Billy Graham at about age 19 in a pasture near his Charlotte, N.C. home. (Handout/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    An undated photo of, from left, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Rev. Billy Graham, June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash. (Handout/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

  • FILE - In this June 27, 1954 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham speaks to over 100,000 Berliners at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

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    FILE - In this Oct 26, 1994 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham begins his sermon in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

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    FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

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    FILE - In this May 31, 2007 file photo, Billy Graham speaks as his son Franklin Graham, right, listens during a dedication ceremony for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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    FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1961 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham, left, talks with President John F. Kennedy during a call at the the White House in Washington. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

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    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1971 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham and President Nixon wave to a crowd of 12,500 at ceremonies honoring Graham at Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

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    FILE - In this May 10, 1966 file photo, President Lyndon Johnson presents the Man of the Year award of the Big Brothers organization to evangelist Billy Graham at the White House in Washington. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

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    FILE - In this July 7, 1954 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham poses with his his wife, Ruth, and their three daughters on the Queen Mary following his arrival in New York. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99.(AP Photo)

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    FILE - In this June 27, 1954 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham speaks to over 100,000 Berliners at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

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    Billy Graham with his son, Franklin, before a 1994 crusade. Franklin will succeed his father. (Christopher A. Record/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    In an overflow area on Mint Street, from left, Paula and William Childres stand with their arms around each other and listen to the Rev. Billy Graham on the big screen during a September 29, 1996 event. (Diedra Laird/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Evangelist Billy Graham waves to the choir at a Sunday evening service at Ericsson Stadium, closing his four-day crusade in September 1996. (Christopher A. Record/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Billy Graham at 6 months old with his mother, Morrow, at the family farm. (Graham archive)

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    "I want us to get our eyes on Jesus this week," evangelist Billy Graham urged in September 1996. (Bob Leverone/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

  • 14

    Billy Graham presents Pope John Paul II with a handmade N.C. quilt at the Vatican in January 1990. (Handout/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

  • 15

    Billy Graham with President Gerald R. Ford in an undated photo. (Graham archive/TNS)

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    Billy Graham with President Dwight D. Eisenhower in an undated photo. (Graham archive/TNS)

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    Billy Graham with President Lyndon B. Johnson in an undated photo. (Graham archive/TNS)

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    Billy Graham visiting injured troops during his 1966 trip to Vietnam. Graham was an early supporter of U.S. involvement in the war. (Graham archive/TNS)

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    Billy Graham's 1949 Los Angeles revival tent. (Graham archive/TNS)

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    Billy Graham in December 1959 in Miami, Fla. (Ray Fisher/Miami Herald/TNS)

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    Dr. Billy and Ruth Graham in 1958. (Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Billy Graham and President Bill Clinton talk before Graham's address on May 2, 1996. (Gary O'Brien/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Billy Graham and President John F. Kennedy in October 1966. (Handout/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    Undated photo of Billy Graham at about age 19 in a pasture near his Charlotte, N.C. home. (Handout/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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    An undated photo of, from left, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Rev. Billy Graham, June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash. (Handout/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Evangelist Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died.

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